Isolated storms possible Thursday

Reported by: Matt Ernst
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Updated: 10/09/2013 5:37 am
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THIS MORNING: It's a little bit milder than the past few days. In response to the big upper-level storm system out west, centered over Northern California early today, the S/SE breeze has stayed up between about 10-15mph early this morning. There's been a slight increase in moisture, so it's mainly 50s with a few 40s mixed in west of the city to start the day.

THIS AFTERNOON: Today will be pretty similar to yesterday, though the wind will probably get a little bit stronger. Some high clouds today, high temp near 85 in Lubbock, wind S/SE 12-22 mph.

NEXT FEW DAYS: Moisture will continue to build into the region tonight, leading to a low in the mid to upper 50s. It'll be a few degrees cooler tomorrow with a partly cloudy sky, wind gusty from the S/SE 15-25mph.

As the storm system moves across the Four Corners it looks like a weak dry line will develop across the western South Plains. Although the moisture won't be too rich east of the dry line, it may be enough for a few isolated showers or storms tomorrow afternoon. Past few days it had looked like maybe something isolated would pop up over the Rolling Plains, but at this point it looks like the western South Plains is where a few showers or storms could develop...the chance is low.

A front will move through Friday. It won't change the temperature much, but will bring drier air in place. The big question at this point is how quickly will moisture return behind the front. While the main upper-levle storm system will be moving toward the Great Lakes, there will be another trough developing over the western United States, which could lead to some isolated showers or storms here. But we need moisture for this to happen.

At this point we don't see a good sign of rain. But there should be some isolated rain developing Saturday downstate, then possibly a few showers or storms late this weekend into early next week. No day has a good chance right now. It'll turn cooler behind a front by Tuesday.

FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Weather looks good, temp in the low 70s at kickoff falling back to the low 60s late in the game.

TEXAS TECH FORECAST: Some clouds around...rain chance isn't zero, but don't see a good sign of rain at this point. 11 a.m. kickoff near 70, high around 80, wind S 5-15 mph.

 
 
 


Have a great day. Rudy will have an update to the forecast later today.
-Matt
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